SKITOUR Ferwalljoch 2908m / Essener Spitze 3200m


1 day



1-4 Persons

The Essener Spitze is located in the Gurgler Kamm and is one of the somewhat "easier" of the numerous high alpine three-thousand-metre peaks with Obergurgl as the starting point. The ascent can be shortened considerably with the help of the Festkogel cable car. After you have overcome the slightly exposed ridge climb, you have a gigantic view from the Zillertal Alps over the Dolomites to the entire Gurgler Kamm.

If you use the Festkogel cable car, we save a good 500m of piste ascent and start the day with a 200m descent.

The Ferwalljoch alone is also an excellent ski tour destination in its own right. Ideal for ski tour beginners!

Walking time:
Obergurgl - summit: approx. 4.5h - 5h
Festkogelbahn mountain station - summit: approx. 3.5h

Altitude difference:
Obergurgl - summit: 1310 hm
Festkogelbahn mountain station - summit: 800hm



  • Booking date Tu, 1. nov. 2022 - Wed, 30. may 2029 € 158.-

Bookable daily on request from the beginning of December until mid-May

4 participants - €158/person
3 participants - €194/person
2 participants - €265/person
1 participant - €480/person

Included services:
Supervision and guidance by state-certified mountain guide/ski guide

Additional costs:
Climbing harness: €5
Crampons: €5
possibly lift costs
Poss. parking fees
Poss. rental equipment (touring equipment,...)


Equipment list ski tour:

Technical equipment

  • Touring skis with touring bindings *
  • Ski poles (adjustable in length) *
  • Touring ski boots (with treaded sole) *
  • Adhesive skins *
  • Crampons *
  • Backpack (approx. 30-45 litres, with ski attachment)
  • Ski helmet
  • Crampons ***
  • Climbing harness with carabiner ***
  • Ice axe ***

Emergency equipment

  • Avalanche transceiver **
  • Avalanche shovel **
  • Avalanche probe **
  • Bivouac sack**
  • First aid kit (incl. emergency blanket, blister plaster!)


  • Thermos bottle (min. 1-1.5 litres)
  • Tour food (depending on preference - e.g. muesli/fruit bars, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate)


  • Functional underwear
  • Pullover/jacket (fleece, softshell, wool)
  • Softshell jacket
  • possibly light down jacket/gilet
  • Anorak (waterproof/windproof)
  • Ski touring trousers (softshell, Gore, ...)
  • Hat
  • Thinner gloves (... for the ascent)
  • warm gloves (... for the descent)
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun protection (cap, bandana, ...)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip protection

For overnight stays in huts:

  • Hut sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Charging cable, power bank
  • earplugs
  • possibly hut shoes
  • AV ID card if available
  • Cash

* can be hired in sports shops for a fee
** can be rented free of charge at the Alpincenter
*** can be rented at the Alpincenter for a fee